* Night Beds, whose debut LP Country Sleep dropped last week via Dead Oceans, played their tune "Ramona" on Friday night's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. No stand-alone clips of just the Beds' performance that I can see on the Net, but I believe this link will drop you in at right about the time frontman Winston Yellen & Co. take the stage (i.e., the 37-minute mark). With three guitars, lap steel and a string section, it's a pretty damn lush performance. Hats off to those boys.
* Local multi-instrumentalist Matt Glassmeyer and his Meadownoise have a new tune by the name of "Thrush," and they posted a performance of it on the ol' 'Tube. It's sort of like a free-verse poem set to a trippy, ominously cinematic soundtrack. A lot of fine players on the performance, so have a look after the jump. Meadownoise will play with Lylas and Wooden Wand tonight at The Stone Fox, but you already knew that.
* And finally, remember Nashville Time Machine? It's that relatively new site that features sessions — from people like Natalie Prass and The Breedings — wherein performers record a song to tape and also tell a little story. Well, the latest session features Madi Diaz performing her "Burn" and telling a little story about her first performance — and her first case of stage fright. (Note: That story is kind of produced like a Radiolab segment, no?) Anyway, hear both "Burn" and Diaz's story after the jump.